Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Butterfly Inspirations

Good morning, everyone, and welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink January countdown! We're introducing several new butterfly products today that any butterfly fan is going to fall head-over-heels for in no time. Enough dawdling! Let's get to it!



Sean and I are lucky enough to live next to a meadow that, come Spring, seems to house every gorgeous color of butterfly in existence. I had those beautiful, fluttering creatures in mind while playing with these new stamps.

Rainbow Butterflies Card

I started by heat embossing the butterflies from Bitty Butterflies onto white cardstock using clear embossing powder. I sponged each one with ink before punching them out and arranging them in rainbow order onto a white panel.

Rainbow Butterflies Close Up

I attached each circle with foam tape and adhered the panel to a striped vellum card base with vellum tape.

Rainbow Butterflies Card Interior

Next, I stamped the sentiment and an additional butterfly onto a second white panel with True Black ink. I colored the butterfly with a handful of colored pencils before adding an Aqua Mist mat. That piece was adhered inside the card, also with foam tape. I love how all the colors on the outside come together on the butterfly on the inside.

Next up, I have another Background Basics: Splats card to share.

When It Rains Card

I began by die cutting a Wine Bottle Tag shape from white cardstock, trimming off the top loop section. On that, I stamped the small dots strip using Aqua Mist ink. I then stamped a second time without reinking to give a little depth to the dots. Next, I stamped the umbrella handle and sentiment, both from Scattered Showers, using Stormy Sea and Royal Velvet inks. I die cut the umbrella shape and stamped it with the coordinating image in Winter Wisteria before adhering it to the tag shape with foam tape. The So Striking clouds were die cut from a sheet in the coordinating patterned paper collection and adhered to the top of the tag to soften that edge. I also die cut a Loop De Loop border and adhered that to the right side of the tag.

When It Rains Close Up

I wanted to get the Aqua in there one more time, so I die cut a Get A Handle On It banner shape and stamped it with the plaid image from Half & Half. I layered those pieces on a Winter Wisteria card front that I'd textured with the Sunrise Impressions 1 Impression Plate. The card still needed a little something, so I embellished a few random "raindrops" with Sugar Cube glitter for sparkle.

And last, but certainly not least, is another Go For The Goal card.

2016 Soccer Grad Card

I began by Xyroning a piece of white cardstock and die cutting it with the Letterman Stitched Number Dies, sticky side (still covered) up. I removed the adhesive backing and sprinkled the letters with white flocking. It's an alternative to felt if you're looking for interesting texture with a little less bulk. I die cut a Pure Poppy layer using the Letterman Stitched Number Mat Dies and stitched those together with black embroidery thread.

2016 Soccer Grad Close Up

Then, I die cut a 1 3/4" circle from white cardstock and stamped it with the soccer ball image using True Black ink. Next, I used my score board to emboss lines into a white panel and stamped it with the tiny star background from Bitty Background Blocks II in Spring Rain ink. I followed up with the sentiment from Keep It Simple: Graduation in True Black ink. I attached that panel to a Pure Poppy card base and added the numbers and soccer ball with foam tape.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley,Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa for more beautiful butterfly projects. I'll see you again tomorrow!

Rainbow Butterfly Card
Stamps: Bitty Butterflies - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Striped Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Mint Julep, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Blueberry Sky, Winter Wisteria, Hibiscus Burst, True Black - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: 1 3/8" Circle Punch - EK Success; Vellum Tape, Foam Tape - Scotch; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Colored Pencils - PrismaColor

When It Rains Card
Stamps: Background Basics: Splats, Scattered Showers, Half & Half - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, So Striking Patterend Paper Collection - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Stormy Sea, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist, Royal Velvet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Scattered Showers Die, Get A Handle On It Die Collection, Loop De Loop Border Die, So Striking Die, Sunrise Impressions 1 Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Sugar Cube Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

2016 Soccer Grad Card
Stamps: Go For The Goal, Bitty Background Blocks II, Keep It Simple: Graduation - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Letterman Stitched Number Dies, Letterman Stitched Number Mat Dies, Limitless Layers: 1 3/4" Circle Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; White Fun Flock - Stampendous; Foam Tape - Scotch; Black Embroidery Thread - DMC; Xyron; T1 Marker - Copic


Marybeth said...

Love all the cards,butterfly cards are so pretty ! Oh my gosh your 2016 is amazing love the soccer ball for 0 great idea!

Unknown said...

Love the colors on When It Rains!

Unknown said...

The colorful butterfly card caught my eye at Nicole's release showcase. I love the different patterns of the butterflies and the background colors coordinate beautifully! I also like the sentiment and the colorful butterfly inside the card. That is something I like to do as well so I'm rather partial to this technique :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love the butterflies!

Jean Franks Beck said...

Great cards - love the butterflies with the vellum - such a great use of color!

jan metcalf said...

I love your graduation card the most!! The stitching, the soccer ball zero, someone will appreciate this fine card!

Diana K said...

Your cards are so gorgeously impeccable, Lizzie! Especially love the graduation card that you made - awesome!

Anonymous said...

The soccer card is a winner - SCORE!


Kris said...

Enjoyed seeing that golden oldie...Scattered Showers...very sweet!

Cheryl S. said...

The butterflies card is my favorite!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Awesome cards!!!

María Alba

Nancy Penir said...

Your butterfly card are gorgeous! And the sports card is a great one. So much fun!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs.

Leslie S. said...

Love the butterfly and When It Rains cards! The graduation card is so clever!!

Kathy Mc said...

Great job of mixing and matching old and new products, Lizzie. Perfect color choices for your first two, and a wonderful card for that soccer-playing grad!

Greta said...

You're so creative--love your cards! The butterfly card was my inspiration for Create Along With Us--thank you!